Moqueca de camarão (Brazilian prawn stew)

14 Jul

moqueca de camarão (Brazilian prawn stew)

Moqueca de camarão is my kind of dish.

Simple, delicious, light, flavourful, every ingredient singing in harmony.

I’m so pleased I’ve discovered it, and expect we’ll be eating it regularly all year round.

My recipe is adapted from this one on the BBC Good Food website.

Moqueca de camarão (Brazilian prawn stew)

  • 500g raw, shelled prawns
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 onion, cut into thin half-moons
  • a bunch of green onions, sliced crosswise
  • 1 red pepper, sliced thinly
  • 1 red chilli pepper, minced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 400ml tin coconut milk
  • salt
  • chopped coriander, to serve
    1. In a mixing bowl, toss the prawns with half the lime juice, half the garlic and a sprinkle of salt. Leave to marinate while preparing the rest of the stew.
    2. In a deep frying pan over a medium flame, melt the coconut oil. Add the onion and green onions, and sauté until softened.
    3. Add the red pepper, chilli pepper and the rest of the garlic, and cook a few minutes more.
    4. Stir in the tomatoes and coconut milk, and simmer to reduce a bit (about ten minutes).
    5. Add the prawns and their marinade, and cook until the prawns turn pink.
    6. Add the rest of the lime juice, and season to taste. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with steamed rice.

Family score: 9.6 out of 10


3 Responses to “Moqueca de camarão (Brazilian prawn stew)”

  1. chefkreso July 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

    Perfect Prawn stew, I have to put it on my to-do list 🙂

    • Andrea July 16, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. cookwithreena July 15, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

    Sounds delicious.

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